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America’s Retail Bankruptcies: 2021 Review

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The US retail industry is navigating an unprecedented era of disruption and transformation. We review major US retail bankruptcies in 2021 in total and by notable retailers. We also discuss the key factors that led selected retailers to collapse and compare the bankruptcy landscape in 2021 to 2020.

To read about US store closures in 2021 and into 2022, see our US Store Tracker Databank and our Weekly US and UK Store Tracker reports.

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What’s the Story?

Why It Matters

America’s Retail Bankruptcies in 2021: Coresight Research Analysis

Bankruptcies and Store Closures by Major US Retailers and Brand Owners

Key Factors Driving US Retail Bankruptcies

Key Reasons for the Slowdown in Retail Bankruptcy Filings in 2021

Selected 2021 Retail Bankruptcies in Detail 

US Retail Bankruptcies in 2020

Changing Bankruptcy Trends

What We Think

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